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Even as they confront Covid-19, Britain and the world must prepare for the threat of future pandemics.
A selection of the best letters received from our readers this week. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your thoughts voiced in the New Statesman magazine.
The philosopher was a self-described agnostic and remained open to the possibility that death was not the absolute end.
The best estimates are that the test will correctly identify at most 70 per cent of cases, and even that is probably generous.
It was a defeat finally to buy a Murdoch newspaper.
The way forward may not be for the lockdown to be stopped or extended, but for ministers to plan a transition.
Coronavirus has unleashed the latest round of doom-mongering.
Senators continue to insist that the problem is anything but the president.
Now that my body is alone, it is dissected. It lives only in images, in pieces.
The soothing phrase “guided by the science” means very little.
Unless the Covid-19 depression is followed by a rigorous transition to renewable energy, peak oil will return.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
Kate Bowler, the religious historian with a tough message about suffering.
New Zealand has had only 19 deaths among its 4.8 million population.
One doctor’s innovation saved a generation of children and changed medical practice.
The risk of a deadly resurgence of coronavirus could change the way we live for years to come.
David Ottewell and the New Statesman's new data journalism team highlight some of the key statistics behind the global crisis.
We must end our dogmatic reliance on global supply chains and adopt “just-in-case” thinking.
Following five nights of unrest, a fraught but fragile calm has returned to the poor suburbs of northern Paris, where many youths feel abandoned after a quarter of the city's population fled the lockdown.
A distinguished Oxford academic and newspaper critic, Carey has been a cultural influencer for 50 years. He is a high-establishment insider – and yet has never forgotten the social slights he experienced as a young man.
Stuck indoors, many of us yearn for green spaces. But scientists are only beginning to grasp how the natural world helps us make sense of our own lives.
The 45th president of the US acts like a toddler – and his aides treat him like one too.
In memory of Albert Peters, 1900-52.
Why accepting the unknown can be a radical proposition.
Our series on landscapes continues with Christen Købke who, in art and life, ignored turbulent emotions and sought contentment.
Kitty Green uses absences and ellipses to depict the destruction caused by a predatory producer.
Here is art that transcends the darkness. Here, always, is colour.
Radio 4 is now completely obsessed with adding comedians to shows from historians, scientists, naturalists or linguists.
From my cramped London flat, I have been from the Hook of Holland to the Golden Horn, and across the Himalayas.
The jogger thundered past me, closer than anyone has been for a month, panting and spraying God knows what in his wake.
If you had told me six months ago that this would be my reality, I would have asked why my friends and family had disowned me and how both my partner and I had lost our jobs.
Our date has kicked off with a long silence. What, after all, do you say to a person you have spent every single minute with for the past month?
The novelist on what she's missing in lockdown, Angela Davis and Arundhati Roy, and our everyday heroes.
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